Attack On Titan Season 4 Ending Explained | Let’s Get Our Facts Straight!

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If you’re an anime fan, then you’ve chosen the perfect show. Don’t worry if you have certain doubts about it. We’ll help you. Here, in this article, Attack On Titan Season 4’s ending is explained, and you’ll get all your answers.

The show is written by Yasuko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Seko, Shintarō Kawakubo and directed by Tetsurō Araki, Masashi Koizuka, Yuichiro Hayashi, and Jun Shishido. The show premiered on 7th June 2013 and was an instant success. One more aspect of the show which was a hit, is the music, produced by Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto.

The story revolves around Eren Yeager, the protagonist, who lives within a walled city with his family and friend. Things are quite different here, as the story is set in a post-apocalyptic world. The huge wall that Eren and other citizens live behind are meant to protect them from the Titans. These Titans are giant humanoids, who kill and devour human beings for pleasure.

Attack On Titan is one of a kind animated series. This series is so infectious that if you start watching the first episode, you’ll end up watching the 10th, and you won’t even realize it. Yes, it’s that much addictive.

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Attack On Titan Season 4 Ending Explained | Don’t Worry, We’ll Simplify It For You (Spoiler Alert)

Eren’s intentions were always to protect his friend and all the other people, but things don’t always go accordingly. He wanted complete freedom for himself and everyone else. But it was a big twist for the viewers, Eren becoming the villain himself. After he discovers that he has the power to turn himself into the Titans, he eventually decides to take a shot.

In the finale ending, Eren turns himself into the Founding Titan and fights against Mikasa, Armin, and Levi. While he was in the form of the Founding Titan, Mikasa gets an opportunity to get inside his mouth and beheads the smaller body, ending up killing him (Spoiler, as mentioned earlier). 

Later, when we think about it, it was not that Eren was fighting against the people and killing in cold blood as some bloodthirsty monster. To some extent, it was his sheer desperation to be free from everything, and he wanted the same for others too. Eren and his bizarre thought of destroying the rest of the world, which would finally free his friends and people of his city, was most certainly shocking. But that is what it is.

Another reason for which Eren was fighting against the world was to protect his own city. He thought that if he could put an end to all other threats outside those walls, then everything would be back to normal. Well, now we know that, it is not entirely true. The finale ends with the Colossal Titans entering the city of Marley as the people could not defeat them yet.

This is pretty much the ending of the season 4 finale of Attack On Titan, but there will be a third and last part to this season, as this was the second part. So, keep your fingers crossed to see some more extreme actions and twists in the last part of the story.

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Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 - Official Trailer

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Attack On Titan Overview For Your Better Understanding

Attack On Titan Season 4 Finale Ending Explained | Let's Get Our Facts Straight!

To give you some perspective, let’s take a look at when and how these situations appeared and went so far. Several 100 years ago, almost all human beings were killed by the Titans. Who are actually giant humanoids and kill people just for fun. The remaining human beings who all somehow managed to save their lives created a walled city. 

Those massive, tall walls were created to protect themselves from the Titans. It’s been over 100 years that humans have had no encounters with any Titan. After many years, no one thought they would have to face their worst nightmares yet again. People inside the wall had such a peaceful time for a long time, and everything changed with just one horrific incident. 

You’re probably guessing it right. Yes, they encountered a Titan, and not an ordinary one. A Colossal Titan destroys a part of the wall, and the other smaller Titans start to flood the city. Numerous people get killed by the humanoids, including Eren’s mother, for which the entire story will take a serious turn.

Eren gets furious and emotionally unstable after one of the Titans devours his mother. After that very point he decides and makes it a point to kill every single Titan as a revenge. 

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Popular Characters In Attack On Titan | Meet These Badass Fighters

Popular Characters In Attack On Titan

Well, we have quite some knowledge about the main character, Eren Yeager. Now, it’s about time we learn something about the other characters as well, who are pretty vital to the story and of course the show.

Armin Arlert

Armin has a tuned mind along with a competitive nature and happens to be a damn good fighter.

Mikasa Ackermann

Mikasa happens to be one of Eren’s closest friends. She also belongs to the legendary Acckermann bloodline and is an extremely skilled fighter.

Levi Ackermann

Levi certainly happens to be a trained soldier and the captain of the special operations squad. He also carries out some of the most important and crucial missions.

Bertold Hoover

Bertold plays a tricky character in the show. Initially, we see him as just a simple recruit trying hard, but later shockingly, he turns into one of the Colossal Titans.

Reiner Braun

Reiner’s character in the show is quite similar to Bertold, he also turns into a villain as the show progresses.

Annie Leonhart

Annie’s character is also a tricky one. She comes into attention by joining the Military Police Brigade but eventually turns into one of the most powerful female Titans.

Historia Reiss

Historia is one of those unique characters in the show. She has a very subtle role as she belongs to the royal family.

Erwin Smith

Smith happens to be the commander of the Survey Corps and was also one of the first leaders we have witnessed in the show.

A Quick Recollection Of The Previous Three Seasons Of Attack On Titan

Attack On Titan Season 4 Finale Ending Explained | Let's Get Our Facts Straight!

Attack On Titan Season 1

At the beginning of the first season, we see Eren as the protagonist, training hard as a young soldier. Later, we find out that Eren has discovered the fact that he can turn into a Titan, but the government somehow fails to use that power effectively. When in a tragic incident, one of the Colossal Titans breaches the wall of the city, his mother gets killed by one of the smaller Titans.

Attack On Titan Season 2

In the second installment of the show, we can see that Eren and his other friends have grown as human beings and soldiers. They have become a part of the Survey Corps as full members. As they defeat one of the powerful female Titans, just when they thought they would rest for a while, they are encountered with a new horde of Titans. Leaving them with no choice but to fight for their existence.

Attack On Titan Season 3

In season three, things get more heated, as, in one of the government meetings, Historia decides that everyone living inside the wall must know the truth about the Titans. 

The truth that Historia is talking about has been kept under wraps for over a 100 years. He also reveals that the breach in the wall that took place after so many years was a planned incident. After several other battles, eventually, the Survey Corps, after Wall Maria’s fall, begin their journey outside the walls.

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Final Words

Hope this article was helpful and informative. Shows like Attack On Titan are surely special for various aspects, including the state-of-the-art animation, storytelling, music and every other thing. The show has a total of 86 episodes up until now. The third part of the fourth season will come out in 2023. You can stream Attack On Titan on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Netflix as well. 

Koustav Mandal
Koustav Mandal
I'm a graduate in Mass Communication and Journalism turned into a professional writer and dream of becoming an established filmmaker one day. Art keeps me alive and excites me from within. For me, good whiskey and great coffee are very important. Artists and philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, Dostoyevsky, Marx, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso, Chomsky, Sartre, and many more inspire me every day. I'm a procrastinator at times and believe it's a sin.

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